Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Storm Door

Major props go to the hubs for spending a good chunk of his Labor Day installing our new storm door.  As I've mentioned in the past we're hoping to sell our house next year and between now and then we have a whole list of things that need to be done around the house to prepare for that. 

Our old storm door was at least 2 decades overdue for a replacement.  I honestly wouldn't be surprised if it's original to the house, which was built in the 60s.  Well... I take that back.  We have a back door that aluminum.  I'll bet that's original to the house.  The one on the front was probably replaced in the 80s :-/ 

We've talked about replacing it since we moved in, but of course just never got around to it.  Thankfully it's done now and it's something we can check off our list! 

The new storm door has a retractable screen so we don't have to deal with switching out the screen/glass insert like with our old door, which is really nice!  I think it's definitely an improvement. 

Overall, I tend to like the full-view storm doors best, but they're not really practical for our use since we like to use the screen and I can't even imagine chancing a full screen like that with a 45lb dog and a toddler to push on it from the inside.   I think this is a nice compromise for us and it definitely freshens up the facade of our house. 

Next weekend Mark plans to touch up the door frame, which as you can see has some peeling paint.  We also need to pick up a new welcome mat as some stoooopid wildlife has decided to snack on our old one.  My money is on the deranged squirrels that also at our patio cushions 2 years ago ::side eye::

We still need to replace the sliding glass door in our kitchen, the inside back door that's in our laundry room, as well as the aforementioned aluminum storm door that's on the outside.  Super fun! 


  1. Hmm, I personally think that the X-mark on the old door seems a bit awkward for the door itself. Replacing it with glass is the better option. That is definitely an improvement, and I hope everything will be fine for the next couple of years. :)

  2. Well proper maintenance can lengthen the service life of the door. Frequent cleaning of the door weatherstripping is one way of maintaining the quality of your door, since weatherstripping keeps away leaks that may cause the deterioration of your door.


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